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Letter to the Editor

Facility Updates, Press Releases

Dear Editor, For over ten years, the Telluride Hospital District has worked diligently to secure a site for a new facility to meet the current and future health care needs of the region. Though the process has been lengthy, and at turns frustrating, we remain dedicated to building a facility deserving of the community. Meanwhile … Continued

You deserve a new medical center

CEO Blog, Facility Updates, Press Releases

There is but one provider of primary and emergency care for the region, and we’re seeing more patients than ever before. We need a new medical center, not only for the future, but for today! Staying at our current facility is not an option. And this community, 65 miles from the next nearest hospital, deserves … Continued

Integrated Care Supports Mind and Body

Press Releases

August 17, 2016 (TELLURIDE, CO.) — There’s an old joke: A scientist has worked hard; researching, studying, thinking and contemplating all his life so as to climb the mountain of knowledge. Eventually old and wise he arrives at the top. To his surprise he sees Buddha sitting on the top of the mountain. He asks: “What are … Continued

Telluride Hospital District New Facility Timeline

Facility Updates, Press Releases

August 15, 2016 (Telluride, CO) — Telluride Hospital District published this week a timeline detailing the path to a new facility reaching back ten years. Since 2006 the Telluride Hospital District (THD) Board of Directors has been working toward securing a future home for the region’s only primary and emergency care provider. For the bulk … Continued

Telluride Regional Medical Center Earns Highest National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

Press Releases

August 8, 2016 (TELLURIDE, CO.) — The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced that the Telluride Regional Medical Center has received a NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that … Continued

Dr. Robert Pinkert Appointed to Hospital District Board

Press Releases

July 29, 2016 (TELLURIDE, CO.) — Telluride Hospital District board members agreed today to appoint Dr. Robert Pinkert as the replacement for an open board seat during a regularly scheduled board meeting. During Friday’s meeting board president Larry Mallard issued his immediate resignation with the news that he and his family will be relocating to Sun Valley, Idaho for … Continued

Has the Telluride Medical Center seen an increase in patients due to recreational marijuana use?

Medical Moments

Dr. Diana Koellier

Since the legalization of recreational marijuana, the Telluride Medical Center has seen more marijuana related cases.  Dr. Koelliker says the ER team has dealt with many patients having marijuana related complaints.  Thankfully, there have been no deaths or patients requiring hospitalization.  However, the Telluride Medical Center has seen patients that have been injured due to … Continued

Edible Marijuana Sending Some to ER

Medical Moments

Dr. Dan Hehir

FROM THE ARCHIVES: February 7, 2014 (TELLURIDE, COLO) — Last month Colorado became the first state to allow the retail sale of marijuana for recreational use. According to the Telluride Medical Center, one trend that has accompanied the legalization is an increase in the number of patients seen locally for marijuana related complications. The problem, … Continued

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